How do you write 5,000 in scientific notation?

2 Answers
Jun 7, 2015

# 5000= 5 xx 1000#
in scientific notation 5000 can be written as #color(red)(5xx10^3#

Aug 8, 2018

Answer:

#5*10^3#

Explanation:

The key realization is that when we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one digit before the decimal point.

In our case, we must loop it #3# times to the left. The number of times we loop it is our exponent, and looping left makes it positive. Thus, we have

#5*10^3#

Hope this helps!